A creative timetable has been developed and as many cross curricular links are made as possible.
The National Curriculum for Mathematics and Literacy are followed, and the pupils are regularly assessed against the new curriculum standards. Targets are discussed with individual pupils.
The class has a two year curriculum map so that topics will not be repeated during the time the pupils are in this class.
The pupils are encouraged to be independent in their learning and take a pride in their work.
Homework is set weekly and is mainly linked to Maths or Literacy learning objectives for that week. A Literacy focus is usually used when a themed piece of homework is set on a half termly basis.
We expect the pupils to read each evening (building fluency and understanding in reading is vital to ensure children are able readers) and to learn spellings and multiplication tables. We have taken pride in using the Tackling Tables Scheme so lots of practise with times tables is key!
Often homework may involve research, and support from parents is valued.
Pupils who need extra help with their work are supported in the classroom whenever possible.
We also put on annual Summer Productions in which the children have opportunities to have key acting roles and perform in front of their friends and family. Previous productions we have done include ‘Minibeast Madness’ ‘Dick Whittington’ and ‘Robin Hood’.
A huge well done to our keen cross country runners, who made it through to the final at Lynnsport. It was a really cold, windy day, but they ran really well. We would like to thank Mrs Wright for acting as driver and coach, what a fabulous experience, well done everyone. Pictures below:-
This afternoon Year 5 and 6 welcomed professional author Lisa Thompson into class, to be inspired and enthralled in equal measure. Here is their report :-
Lisa Thompson is the author of three books :- The Goldfish Boy, The Lightjar and The Day I was erased. She got her initial ideas by playing games as a child, but it took her three years to write her first book. Her first job was for BBC4 and BBC2. Her first book The Goldfish Boy was inspired by her sister.
Lisa asked us what we wanted to be when we grow up, answers ranged from a police woman to an artist, an architect to a ballet dancer. Next we listened to sound effects and we had to think about how to turn it into a story. Ella said ” The workshop has really helped me think about what I might write for the 500 word competition.”
Maddy exclaimed ” I remember that she told us the very first line of any book is the most important.” Nina thought it would intrigue us to be prepared to edit our work and improve it.
We look forward to reading your entries for the competition year 5 and 6 ! Maybe one day you will be famous authors too.
The children have been competing in sporting events with great success. read the full report below from Miss Leftley, our talented sports coach ! Thank you Miss Leftley for all of your great coaching and well done children for such great achievements.